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for weeks and weeks and weeks over big proposals to cut $4 trillion in spending and remake the way america collects taxes. mr. boehner fell pressure from consumer lives -- boehner felt pressure from consumerconservats and walked away. he did get involved. now he is kind of out of the room and is a mere spectator, as you indicated. >> at the end of the day, it looks like the debt ceiling will be raised. it has happened three times during the obama administration. >> yes, this is a strange fight for american lawmakers. in the past, the debt ceiling was raised routinely on the backs of other pieces of legislation. the so-called tea party republicans, who were elected as the referendum against obama and the democrats', said they would never raise the debt ceiling. that's the problem mr. boehner is facing. they have had months to get their troops ready for this. they are close. there's only a handful of votes away -- they are only a handful of votes away. the people elected in 2010 were elected on the single platform of not raising the debt ceiling. it has been an uphill battle for mr. boehner.
need to budge. >> it probably looks like a big boxing match to them. i don't know. maybe they're sick of both parties. all i can tell you is the republicans are the only folks up here that are trying to act serious and put forth something serious. this president hasn't been serious. he created this mess to a large degree and now he's asking for help in the 11th hour. we will help him, but he's got to work with us to change the way this town does business. >> congressman joe walsh, thank you for joining us. we will be watching closely. >> wonderful to be with you. >> you're watching "bbc world news america." and still to come on tonight's program, love and marriage takes centerstage in new york where gay couples are legal to wed. but it's the economy which could also turn out to be a big winner. >> the family of british senior amy winehouse have thanked her fans for the support they've received since her death on saturday. >> tributes, quiet reflection. eileen had met amy winehouse many times out and about in camden. >> 27 years old. so sad. >> a multi-million selling artist, winner of
fill the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the
sold 10 million albums. a music market in which people have been struggling, you can see how big she was. no other british artist has received five albums -- five grammys in one night. already, responses from music retailers saying there have been a rush of sales this morning. >> david, thank you for joining us from camden. a reminder of our top story, the man accused of carrying out attacks in norway is to appear before a closed court shortly. because the judge expected a prosecution demand that the media be excluded from the hearing. preventing him from using it as a political platform. we can see inside of the court room. we are waiting for the prosecutor to make an appearance. anders behring breivik's lawyer says that he admits he carried out the bombing. and that he had wanted to explain himself in public, something denied to him. stay with us. we will keep you up-to-date with the latest. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >
where the big mining states of western australia and the northern territory are booming ahead and it's been described as a scenario that's been akin to the gold rush of the 18 50's, but here on the east coast in new south wales and queensland, times are very tough economically. retail sales are down -- >> peter, i'm so sorry but i have to stop you there. we're out of time. thank you very much for joining us from sydney. now to the u.k. where there are further allegations in the phone hacking scandal which has rocked the murdoch media empire. police have told the mother of a child that she was on the list of people whose phone may have been hacked. notes of her phone number was on an investigate's notes. the bbc's report. >> perhaps it seemed this astonishing affair no longer had the reputation to shock. but the mother who worked alongside the news of the world alongside its former editor was all along one of its victims. sarah payne's charity was contacted last night to be told her details were in the notebooks of the phone hacker. it says "we are all deeply disappointed and we are j
in the last few years, but no incidents of any sort that could be a lead up to such a big attack as we have seen today. there is one man arrested and the police cannot say just yet if there are other people involved, but it is difficult to see how one man on the good cause so much devastation. >> the attacks were definitely targeted against political power in norway. any idea as to why? >> not for the moment. this is obviously a norwegian man. previous speculation were more surrounding that norway is involved in afghanistan and libya at the moment, but we do not know whether this has anything to do with these incidents today. this was the labor party youth camp that is held on the island every year. the prime minister is the head of the labor party here in norway. it seemed very targeted toward the government and toward maybe the party -- that party especially, without knowing exactly why that party has been targeted. >> thank you. and for more on who may have been behind this -- these attacks, you can -- let's go to frank gardner in london. what is your analysis based on the information we
with the record-breaking wine is on the left. >> a big difference in appearance. also, if we just swirl the wind around in the glass, we can seem that the chateaux du camp clings. this is more gooseberries. it is generally lighter. >> you can tell that is more expensive? >> it is all about concentration. >> but would you buy such an expensive bottle? >> no. no, certainly not. >> not to drink. no way. >> the thank you very much, indeed. >> the new owner says he broke open a bottle to celebrate the anniversary. at around 10,000 pounds per glass, let's hope it does not disappoint. bbc news in central london. >> i am hoping it is still cocktail hour. maybe it is happy hour. in any event, it brings us to the end of today's broadcast, but remember, you can always get constant updates on our website, and check out our facebook page at facebook.com/bbcworldnews. for all of us, thank you for watching. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own founda
. survivors talked about wading in the mud to be rescued. >> i was asleep at the time when i heard a big bang sound, and then the roof collapsed. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large train explosion sound, so i walked outside, and i heard someone screaming for help and saudi cabin being swept away. >> they are calling it the worst rain in this century. hundreds of house is flooded. more dead, more missing, and roads are impassable, except with the help of rescue teams and rove's. this has taken many people by surprise. 40 centimeters of rain in just one day, and another 25 centimeters to come. linzy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. -- lucie williamson. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to their exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested their claims since 2004. caroline reports. >> not until 10 seconds after the blast make anyone
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